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Old 03-03-2004, 06:06 PM   #2
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The mulm in a planted tank supplies the plants with food. I don't keep puffers, so if they are particularly messy to where you have stuff building up, you can siphon just above the surface with a small bore siphon to pick up the loose stuff.

Here's a thread with pics of my Onyx tank. I might siphon clean it some as described every few months. Or not. The snails and plants process pretty much everything. (With puffers, you don't have snails )

http://www.plantedtank.net/forum/vie...c&start=30
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